Tacoma, nicknamed “The City of Destiny,” resides in Pierce County Washington. It is the second largest city located in the Puget Sound area and the third largest city in the state.
The city has a population of about 202,700 in a 62.6 square mile area. The demographics for Tacoma are; 60.25% Caucasian; 12.17% African American; 2.01% Native American; 8.23% Asian; 6.28% Mixed.
The economy for Stockton is driven primarily by international companies such as Russell Investments and True Blue Inc. There is also major paper manufacturing in the city as well as an oil refinery located on the tide flats. Tacoma suffered a long economic decline during the mid 20th, but the city has been transforming quickly and being revitalized through investment into the downtown core.
A few of the top neighborhoods found in the city are; Hilltop, Delong Park, The Wedge, Bryant and College Heights.
The Museum of Glass, located along the Thea Foss Waterway, is an iconic structure and the most recognizable in the city and it is dedicated to showing glass art. The Tacoma Opera presents several performances every year and every April the city holds an annual Daffodil Parade.